Greina Plateau

Greina Plateau

The Greina Plateau (Plaun la Greina) is a unique, Alpine tundra located between the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino, at an elevation of 2200 meters. It can only be reached by foot from five different starting points in Graubünden and Ticino and has therefore remained an intact jewel.more

"Col-des-Roches" Cave Mills

If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le...more

St. Peter's Island

St. Peter's Island

St. Petersinsel (St. Peter's Isle) was a modest estate with leased...more

Engstligen Falls / Engstligenalp

Engstligen Falls...

The Engstligen Falls are among Switzerland’s highest waterfalls. Since...more

Greina Plateau

The Greina Plateau (Plaun la Greina) is a unique, Alpine tundra located between the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino, at an elevation of 2200 meters. It can only be reached by foot from five different starting points in Graubünden and Ticino and has therefore remained an intact jewel.

The Greina Plateau lies between the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino. Even as early as the Roman era, important routes across the Alps led through this region. The plateau has remained an untouched jewel because it is still only reached on foot.

"Col-des-Roches" Cave Mills

If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use subterranean streams. This is how the cave mills of "Col-des-Roches" arose.

If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use subterranean streams. This is how the cave mills of "Col-des-Roches" arose.

St. Peter's Island

St. Petersinsel (St. Peter's Isle) was a modest estate with leased vineyard allotments when it gained widespread importance in Europe in the 18th century through J-J Rousseau's descriptions of the island. It then became a stopover on educational journeys through Switzerland before turning into a favourite destination for daytrips, offering the visitor an opportunity to appreciate nature and enjoy a sense of peacefulness.

Even the ancient inhabitants of pile-dwellings chose Erlach on Lake Biel and St. Peter's Island as their abodes. The Romans too left traces. Bishops and members of the nobility ruled from here in the Middle Ages. Today both are popular destinations for nature lovers and visitors seeking rest and relaxation.

Engstligen Falls / Engstligenalp

The Engstligen Falls are among Switzerland’s highest waterfalls. Since 1948 the cantonal nature conservancy has protected them.

A natural spectacle in a class of their own are the 600m long Engstligen waterfalls. Under preservation since 1948, these are the second longest falls in Switzerland.